Photo credit : nextranks.com
If you are currently looking for a dog, and prefer one of the more intelligent breeds, then perhaps you should consider the Border Collie.
Border Collies were originally bred as a sheepdog, a companion to the shepherd. They are not merely able to keep the herd in check, however. They have a gentle side as well and are quite good at playing the role of “mentor” when dealing with younger animals. As you can imagine Border Collies do require plenty of exercise. They certainly do not appreciate being kept in a small flat 7 days a week! They also demand plenty of attention, and want to feel like they belong in your household.
Photo credit : alphacoders.com
It would be wrong to say that Border Collies are very demanding dogs even if some sites on the Internet suggest they are. A decent walk every day, and some interesting mental stimulation will keep them quite happy. This breed does require a strong leader who can teach them how to behave and set clear boundaries. If you are able to provide them with the above then you certainly should consider getting a Border Collie. If treated properly you will gain a loyal friend.